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Digital Care Surgery – Innovating for Change
October 17, 2014 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Invitation: Digital Care Surgery – Innovating for Change
Showcase Opportunity – Call for Participation
The DISCOVER Digital Care Surgery is connecting digital innovators with care professionals, local
authority and NHS commissioners, social care associations, third sector and academia to look at new
approaches to delivering and enhancing care provision.
As part of the DISCOVER event, Innovate UK, is providing up to 6 businesses with the opportunity to
present at the Digital Care Surgery – Innovating for Change at Fazeley Studios in Birmingham on
Friday 17 October, 2012 (9.30 – 4.30pm). The event will support greater collaboration and focus on
innovative uses of digital technologies that will inspire new collaborations, concepts, ideas and
business models in this sector and stretch the boundaries of user led digital innovation in the care
This is a unique business opportunity to pitch your company application, idea, service or prototype
to a highly targeted and relevant audience as well as provide for knowledge sharing and networking
to highlight the challenges and opportunities in the care sector.
How to take part
To be considered applicants should in no more than 500 words state why they should be allocated a
place at the DISCOVER Digital Care Surgery to pitch their ideas. They will be assessed on criteria that
cover the level of innovation, the way in which their idea or application can help innovate and
transform care and the stage of development of the application or service. We will be selecting up to
a maximum of 6 organisations to participate.
Applications should be submitted by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 3 October 2014.
Selected organisations will be notified by: Wednesday 8 October
Each organisation selected will have the opportunity to pitch their ideas and then break out into
smaller groups to make the most of the audience’s specialised and user knowledge to help adapt,
validate, challenge and refine these ideas to spark new innovations that will help get these ideas off
the ground and to market. An expert Dragon’s Den style panel will give feedback on the commercial
potential of the application or service, the level of innovation and the transformative opportunities it
If you would like to attend as a delegate, please register here
Participants will benefit from
Specialist user perspective from sector professionals providing valuable insight and feedback
Make connection to knowledge and other people working in this space
Networking and collaboration opportunity
Technology is rapidly changing the world around us and our expectations; however it is still early
days in realising the potential that digital has to transform care. To date attention has focused
largely on telehealth and telecare and the use of devices such as personal alarms and health
monitoring equipment to raise alerts and monitor vital signs such as blood pressure and blood
glucose levels. Less attention has been given to the use of technology and how online services can
be made more purposeful to those with care responsibilities and for those that manage care at a
By enabling greater collaboration across different disciplines and sectors and inspiring people to do
things differently, the aim is to create a step change in how we turn knowledge into ideas and ideas
and data into societal, technological and healthcare solutions – real customer oriented approaches
to innovation to improve the future of care and in turn the quality of life for citizens and patients.